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Prime Minister of Pakistan admits German embassy bombers in Kabul travelled from Pakistan

Pakistan’s prime minister admits three or four insurgents crossed the border into Afghanistan and carried out the deadly May truck bombing in Kabul. PAKISTAN: The Pakistani Prime Minister in an unprecedented statement has confessed that the bombers who blew up a tanker near the German embassy in Kabul late in May, had likely travelled from Pakistan. PM Abbasi made the ...

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ANP hopes for United Pashtun future

ISLAMABAD: The multiparty conference held on Thursday to demand the swift merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not only exposed the lack of coherence among stakeholders, but also saw some of the key players announcing their intention to block the mainstreaming of the tribal areas. Organised by the Awami National Party (ANP) to discuss the early merger of Fata with ...

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India, Afghanistan committed to overcome challenges posed by cross-border terrorism: Sushma Swaraj

Afghanistan has been pressing for greater Indian assistance in defence supplies and capacity building for a long time. Rabbani further said that his country’s friendship with India does not mean hostility to any other country and that it is not a zero-sum game. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday asserted that India will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with ...

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Afghanistan and India hold strategic meet in the aftermath of new US policy

KABUL: Top Afghan and Indian officials are due to meet in New Delhi, the capital city of India, in the aftermath of the new US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in a statement confirmed that the foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani will meet with the Indian officials during his visit to New Delhi. ...

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State of Pakistan still running extremism factories: Afrasiab

ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party central leader and former senator Afrasiab Khattak has said the state is still running ‘factories of extremism’ in the country, and the phenomenon cannot be ended in society until the process is continuing. He was speaking to BBC Urdu in connection with its special interview series, titled Vision Pakistan, being conducted on completion of 70 years ...

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Asfandyar Wali Khan for ‘bold steps’ to end Pak-Afghan mistrust

CHARSADDA: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani’s negotiation offer to Pakistan is a positive step that will reduce tension between the two countries. Speaking at Ghazi Gul Baba Mosque after Eid prayers, he urged Pakistan to reciprocate positively because peace was prerequisite for stability and economic development. He said that unity ...

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Ready for comprehensive talks with Pakistan: Ghani

KABUL: President Mohamamd Ashraf Ghani on Friday said attacks on religious places was attack on Afghanistan and carried out by miscreants. Addressing reporters after the Eid-ul-Adha prayer at the mosque of Presidential Palace the president said he was proud of Afghanistan for having national unity and religious harmony. The president congratulated Eid-ul-Adha to the entire nation special to security forces of the country. “I ...

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Editorial: The saga of the Pashtuns’ self determination and the Pashtunistan Day

EDITORIAL: And the tale is on. Every year a small of chunk of Pashtun population on both sides of the Durand Line celebrate this day. The day of Pashtunistan. Perhaps not in vogue now in the occupied parts of Pashtunistan by Pakistan, but yes, since the fall of Dr. Najeeb’s government in 90s, this day was not commemorated in the ...

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Imposed Federation of Pakistan: Pashtuns, Kashmiris, Sindhis and Balochs make firstever independence alliance

FRANKFURT [Germany]: The Sindh representative political party, the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), under their independence movement, held an international conference, represented by Balochistan, the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Pashtunistan, and the China-Occupied Xinjiang and called on the international community to support and acknowledge the oppressed historic nations’ right to national independence. These nations said that they have been languishing under the ...

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US aware of Afghan Taliban’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta: Gen John Nicholson

Gen John W. Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan, claimed on Saturday that the US was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta, adding that the military would continue to put pressure on Taliban sanctuaries inside and outside Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with Tolo News, the top commander discussed US President Donald Trump’s recent speech in ...

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